U.S. marshals in New Hampshire have made plans to arrest convicted tax protesters Ed and Elaine Brown of Plainfield, along with their supporters, according to an anonymous Justice Department source who also threatened this author with jail.
“Anyone who is going to carry out plans killing officers, agents, and government persons after Ed is arrested is in way over their head,” said the message, which was routed through a proxy server in a failed attempt to obscure its source. “If you continue to pursue these threats, you along with several of your fellow Ed supporters are going to jail. Ed is a convicted felon and several more are going to be rounded up in their stupity [sic].”
Ed and Elaine Brown stopped attending their tax evasion trial in January saying they could not receive a fair trial. They were convicted and sentenced in absentia to 63 months in prison each for various charges of tax evasion and money laundering. Since that time, the couple have remained in their home and vowed to resist with deadly force anyone who attempts to seize them and take them to prison.
Two weeks ago, I said here that while I don’t believe that shooting federal agents is the appropriate thing to do at this time, I support those who would challenge the income tax laws as they amount to nothing more than theft and slavery, and can never be legitimate, no matter how many judges agree.
How some desk jockey at the Department of Justice confused this with a threat of violence, I can’t tell.
Anyway, if you are an Ed Brown supporter, put your affairs in order. They’re probably going to try to take you away, too, whether you have made any threats of violence or not.